Early day motion 244

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JAILING OF REZA SHAHABI

That this House notes with great concern the repeated jailing of Reza Shahabi, a member of the Executive Committee of the Trade Union of the Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Company; further notes that on 8 August 2017 Mr Shahabi began a hunger strike in protest against the arbitrary resumption of his imprisonment; notes that the Rejai Shahr prison infirmary reports that Mr Shahabi needs specialist medical attention and that no steps have been taken to provide such care; notes that many prisoners are currently on hunger strike against poor conditions in Rejai Shahr; notes that in September 2015 painters' union activist Shahrokh Zamani, a fellow prisoner of Mr Shahabi, died under suspicious circumstances; urges the Iranian Government to release Mr Shahabi; and calls on the Government to press the Iranian Government to respect trade union rights and International Labour Organization conventions.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 06.09.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 06.09.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 06.09.2017
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 09.10.2017
McCabe, Steve Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 12.10.2017
Pidcock, Laura Labour Party North West Durham 11.09.2017
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 05.09.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 06.09.2017
Sobel, Alex Labour Party Leeds North West 06.09.2017
West, Catherine Labour Party Hornsey and Wood Green 14.09.2017